No. 8 Cal Volleyball Hosts NCAA First and Second Rounds

Dec. 2, 2003

BERKELEY, CA -

Dec. 5 Colorado vs. Michigan, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 5 p.m.       Saint Mary's at Cal, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 7 p.m.Dec. 6	NCAA Tournament Second Round, 7:30 p.m.

BEAR NCAA TOURNAMENT NOTES: Nationally No. 8 ranked California (23-6, 12-6) has been chosen one of 16 host sites for the 64-team NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Bears, who are the nation's No. 10 seed in the tournament, will host NCAA first and second rounds Dec. 5-6 at Haas Pavilion. On Dec. 5, Michigan (20-11) will face Colorado (21-9) at 5 p.m., and Saint Mary's (20-12) will meet Cal at 7 p.m. The winners of the Dec. 5 matches will play at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 for a chance to advance on to the NCAA round of 16 Dec. 12-13 in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a result of last weeks' victories over Texas Christian and Long Beach State at the Baden Thanksgiving Tournament, Cal finished with a 23-6 regular season record, the best regular season winning percentage (.793) in school history. The Bears also captured a school-record 12 Pac-10 matches this season and posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1981-83. This fall has been a record-breaking season for Cal - winning 16 consecutive matches to start the season, defeating Stanford for the first time since 1982 before a record crowd of 3,021 at Haas Pavilion Oct. 11, and earning its highest national ranking ever (No. 5 on Oct. 13). The Bears are the only team to force No. 1 ranked USC to five games this season as well, losing 3-2 Oct. 18 at Haas Pavilion. Cal features junior All-American Mia Jerkov (pronounced YAIR-cove), the Oct. 13 Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week, and the Sept. 8, Sept. 29, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 Pac-10 Player of the Week. Jerkov, a 2003 All-Pac-10 selection, now has 1,299 career kills. She leads the Pac-10 in points (6.50) and kills per game (5.75), and was the MVP of the Colorado State Coors Classic and the Golden Bear Invitational. Jerkov has led Cal to five consecutive regular season tournament titles, carrying over from last season, and has been tournament MVP in all five of those competitions. She was featured in the Oct. 27 edition of Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd. Another conference leader is freshman setter Samantha Carter, who is second in the Pac-10 in assists per game (13.23). Carter is a strong candidate for Freshman All-America honors, tallying 1,402 assists, 19 service aces and 227 digs. Her 70 assists Oct. 11 versus Stanford are the most single-match assists in the conference this season.

CAL'S POSTSEASON HISTORY: Cal volleyball will be competing in the NCAA postseason for the seventh time in school history, and will be hosting an NCAA Tournament match for the first time since 1982 (Cal defeated Pepperdine, 3-0, Dec. 5, 1982). This will be the first NCAA postseason event ever held in the renovated Haas Pavilion. In 2002, the Bears defeated Santa Clara, 3-1, in an NCAA first round match before falling to UC Santa Barbara, 3-0, in the second round in Santa Barbara. Prior to last season, Cal's last NCAA visit was in 1989 when it defeated Florida State, 3-1, in Tallahassee, before falling to Texas, 3-0, in Austin. The Bears also participated in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament in 1982, 1983, 1987 and 1988, finishing tied for ninth in the nation three times (1982 out of 28 teams, 1983 out of 28 teams and 1989 out of 32 teams). Cal has a 4-6 all-time record in NCAA volleyball postseason play, advancing no further than the second round. The Bears competed in the 1981 AIAW National Championship as well, placing 10th out of 12 teams, and the 1991 NIVC, tying for fifth place out of 20 teams.

2003 PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR Rich Feller: Rich Feller (79-66, .545 at Cal; career 378-233, .619) is in his fifth season as Cal's head coach. Feller came to the Bears after a stint as assistant coach for the USA National Team (1997-98) and 14 years as head coach at Colorado State (1983-96), leading the Rams to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 Top 25 national rankings. He is the first coach to lead the Bears to postseason and an AVCA national ranking since Dave DeGroot in 1989.

CAL'S NO. 8 AVCA RANKING: The Bears have steadily been among the top of the USA Today/AVCA Top 25 Poll, going from a No. 24 preseason ranking to their current No. 8 spot. Cal's No. 5 ranking on Oct. 13 was the highest in school history. The Bears' No. 24 preseason ranking was the third in school history (No. 12 in 1983 and No. 9 in 1989).

TICKET INFORMATION: Ticket prices for all three of the NCAA matches at Haas Pavilion are $10 for adults and $6 for students, senior citizens and children 12 and under. Tickets sold the day of the match are $6 for adults and $5 for students, senior citizens and children 12 and under. Children two and younger are admitted free. For ticket information call 1-800-GO-BEARS.

CAL VERSUS NCAA OPPONENTS: Cal has a 9-1 all-time record against Saint Mary's (20-12, last fell to San Francisco, 3-2, Nov. 22 in Moraga). The Bears defeated the Gaels in the last contest between the two schools, 3-2, Oct. 22, 2002 at Saint Mary's. The Gaels, coached by Jon Stevenson (second year at SMC), are led by 6-0 senior outside hitter Jill Parmele (549 kills). Saint Mary's will be competing in its first NCAA volleyball postseason competition since going Division I in 1987. The Bears have a 1-0 all-time record against Michigan (20-11, last defeated Northwestern, 3-1, Nov. 29 at Northwestern). The Bears defeated the Wolverines, 3-1, Sept. 9, 1995 at the Michigan Kaepa Challenge in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines, coached by Mark Rosen (fifth year at UM), are led by 6-0 senior middle blocker Erin Moore (498 kills). Cal has a 0-1 all-time record against Colorado (21-9, last defeated Oklahoma, 3-0, Nov. 28 in Norman). The Bears fell to the Buffaloes, 3-2, Sept. 3, 1999 in Boulder. The Buffaloes, coached by Pi'i Aiu (seventh year at UC), are led by 5-11 senior middle blocker Monique Gerlach (369 kills).

BEARS AGAINST THE AVCA TOP 25: Competing in what is arguably the toughest volleyball conference in the nation - the Pac-10 - the Bears' 2003 schedule included seven teams currently ranked in the USA Today/AVCA Poll. Cal has taken on No. 1 USC (0-2), No. 5 Stanford (1-1), No. 7 UCLA (0-2), No. 12 Colorado State (1-0), No. 13 Santa Clara (1-0), No. 14 Washington (2-0) and No. 22 Arizona (1-1). Cal competed against a total of 13 teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season, including Cal Poly, New Hampshire and Nevada, the three teams that competed at Cal during the 2003 Golden Bear Invitational. The five of the Bears' six losses this season have come against teams ranked higher than them.

CAL PLAYERS AMONG PAC-10 STAT LEADERS: The Bears feature five players - Jerkov, junior middle hitter Camille Leffall, junior outside hitter Gabrielle Abernathy, Carter and freshman libero Jillian Davis - who are among the stat leaders in the Pac-10. Jerkov is first in the conference in kills (5.75 kpg), first in points (6.50 ppg), third in service aces (.49 pg) and eighth in digs (3.22 dpg). Leffall is seventh in the Pac-10 in blocks (1.13 bpg) and seventh in hitting percentage (.345), while Abernathy is fourth in service aces (0.42 pg). Cal's freshman setter Carter is second in the Pac-10 in assists per game (13.23) and Davis is fifth in digs (3.41 dpg).

BEARS RECEIVE PAC-10 HONORS: Besides Cal coach Rich Feller being honored as 2003 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, the Bears had Jerkov named first team All-Pac-10 and Carter named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. Cal had three other players earn conference recognition, as well. Leffall was Pac-10 honorable mention, and freshman libero Davis and freshman outside hitter Amanda Fox were honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman. Earlier, sophomore middle hitter Alicia Powers was named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

YOUTH EXCELS FOR THE BEARS: Cal has received quality minutes from several young players. Davis leads the team with 361 digs and had 28 digs Nov. 7 at Stanford - the third most single-match digs in the Pac-10 this season. Fox recorded a career-high 14 kills Nov. 7 at Stanford and Nov. 17 at UCLA, and had 11 kills Oct. 18 versus USC. Sophomore Powers is also having a solid year, hitting .291 and is second on the team with 109 total blocks. Last week, she had a career-high 10 block assists Nov. 29 at Long Beach State. Sophomore outside hitter Jenna Brown, a member of the 2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman team, has been key as well. Against No. 7 UCLA and No. 1 USC Nov. 14-15 in Los Angeles, Brown combined for 20 kills with only three errors in 49 attempts for a .347 hitting percentage.

2002 ALL-AMERICAN Mia Jerkov: Cal returns four starters, five seniors and a total of 11 players from the last year's 20-12 NCAA Regional squad, including 6-3 outside hitter Jerkov, the Bears' first All-American volleyball player since Sylvie Monnet in 1983. Jerkov was also first team All-Pacific Region and first team All-Pac-10 in 2002. She was voted the MVP in all three of the Bears' 2002 tournament titles and was twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week, including becoming the school's first-ever AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 21. In 2002, Jerkov recorded 30 or more kills in six matches, was the Pac-10 leader in points (635.0, combining kills, blocks and service aces) and kills (578), and established school records single-match kills (39) and kill attempts (91).

CAL PLAYERS IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Jerkov has established a single-season kill record (610), surpassing Tiffany Rochelle's 568 kills set in 1988. Jerkov is also first on the single-season kill attempt list (1,446) and has established school records for kills in a match (39, Oct. 17, 2002 versus Washington) and kill attempts in a match (91, Nov. 22, 2002 versus Stanford). Senior middle hitter Heather Diers tied a school record with 11 total blocks and the Bears established a new school record with 40 total team blocks Oct. 22, 2002 versus Saint Mary's. Leffall (2001- ) is currently the school record-holder with a .354 career hitting percentage and set a school mark for single-season hitting percentage (.381) as a freshman in 2001. Leffall also had 11 total blocks in a match, accomplishing the feat as a freshman Oct. 23, 2001 versus Santa Clara.

DID YOU KNOW? The Golden Bears featured Holly McPeak, the 1987 National Freshman of the Year, and Lisa Arce, Cal teammates from 1987-89. Both went on to be standout beach volleyball players. Mia Jerkov's father, Zeljko, is a seven-foot former Olympic basketball star for Yugoslavia, helping his country to a silver medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics (losing to the United States) and a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Senior defensive specialist Ashleigh Turner's mother, Linda Lehde, played for UCLA's 1974 AIAW national championship team.

2003 University of California Volleyball Season HighsCareer highs in italics

TEAM

Kills 83 vs. Santa Clara, 10/8Attempts 223 vs. Santa Clara, 10/8Hitting Pct. .433 vs. Seton Hall, 9/5Assists 76 vs. three teamsService Aces 15 at UC Irvine, 8/31Digs 98 vs. UCLA, 10/17Block Solos 5 vs. CS Northridge, 9/6Block Assists 27 vs. UCLA, 10/17Team Blocks 16.0 vs. ASU, 11/1

INDIVIDUAL

Gabrielle AbernathyKills 17 vs. three teamsAttempts 33 vs. Nevada, 9/12Service Aces 7 vs. New Hampshire, 9/11Digs 8 vs. Cal Poly, 9/13Block Solos 1 vs. Cal Poly, 9/13Block Assists 3 at OSU, 9/19; at LBS, 11/29Total Blocks 3 at OSU, 9/19; at LBS, 11/29

Jenna BrownKills 15 at Washington, 10/24Attempts 38 vs. Santa Clara, 10/8Service Aces 4 vs. Washington State, 9/25Digs 15 vs. CSN, 9/6; Stanford, 10/11Block Solos 1 vs. five teamsBlock Assists 7 vs. Hofstra, 8/30Total Blocks 7 vs. Hofstra, 8/30

Samantha CarterKills 7 at Arizona State, 10/3Attempts 11 at Arizona State, 10/3Assists 70 vs. Stanford, 10/11Service Aces 5 at UC Irvine, 8/31Digs 13 vs. USC, 10/18Block Solos 1 vs. eight teamsBlock Assists 8 at Long Beach State, 11/29Total Blocks 8 at Long Beach State, 11/29

Amanda FoxKills 14 at Stanford, 11/7; at UCLA, 11/14Attempts 43 at UCLA, 11/14Service Aces 3 at Washington State, 10/23Digs 12 vs. UCLA, 10/17Block Solos 1 vs. three teamsBlock Assists 6 at Stanford, 11/7Total Blocks 6 at Stanford, 11/7

Mia JerkovKills 34 vs. Santa Clara, 10/8Attempts 88 vs. Santa Clara, 10/8Service Aces 5 vs. Oregon, 11/21Digs 20 vs. USC, 10/18; at WSU, 10/23Block Solos 2 vs. Nevada, 9/12; at LBS, 11/29Block Assists 4 vs. UCLA, 10/17Total Blocks 4 vs. UCLA, 10/17

Camille LeffallKills 15 vs. USC, 10/18Attempts 30 at Washington, 10/24Service Aces 3 at UC Irvine, 8/31Digs 4 at UCLA, 11/14Block Solos 3 vs. Arizona State, 11/1Block Assists 10 vs. Hofstra, 8/30Total Blocks 10 vs. Hofstra, 8/30

Alicia PowersKills 17 vs. Oregon State, 11/20Attempts 29 at Washington State, 10/23Service Aces 2 vs. five teamsDigs 14 vs. UCLA, 10/17Block Solos 2 at USC, 11/15Block Assists 10 at Long Beach State, 11/29Total Blocks 10 at Long Beach State, 11/29

23	Gabrielle Abernathy5-10 - JuniorOutside Hitter - 2VAntioch, CA (Deer Valley High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Is second on the team with 32 service aces, and fourth with 221 kills...is fourth in the Pac-10 in service aces per game (0.42)...recorded four service aces Nov. 29 at Long Beach State and had seven kills with no errors in nine attempts (.778) Nov. 28 versus Texas Christian...was out Oct. 18-Nov. 7 with a stress fracture in her left foot...had 15 kills Oct. 11 versus Stanford...had a season-high 17 kills Sept. 26 versus Washington...had 12 kills and .310 hitting percentage Sept. 18 at Oregon...was named to the Golden Bear Invitational All-Tournament Team after 34 kills in three matches...had a team-high 17 kills and a .424 hitting percentage Sept. 12 versus Nevada...had a career-high seven service aces Sept. 11 versus New Hampshire...recorded 17 kills Aug. 30 versus Hofstra.

Career HighsKills: 29 vs. Washington, 10/6/00Attempts: 65 at Oregon, 9/15/00Service Aces: 7 vs. New Hampshire, 9/11/03Digs: 14 vs. three teamsBlock Solos: 1 vs. eight teamsBlock Assists: 5 vs. Florida, 9/9/00Total Blocks: 5 vs. Florida, 9/9/00

ABERNATHY'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2000 28 98 324 198 864 .146 7 10 139 4 47 512001 28 91 288 176 767 .146 13 15 176 2 31 332003 23 76 221 112 515 .212 6 32 81 1 24 25TOTAL 79 265 833 486 2146 .162 26 57 396 7 102 109

7	Jenna Brown5-11 - SophomoreOutside Hitter - 1VFriendswood, TX (Clear Brook High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Is third on the team with 233 kills, 69 total blocks and 246 digs...had 11 kills and 10 digs Nov. 29 at Long Beach State...had 12 kills Nov. 21 versus Oregon...recorded a team-high 12 kills Nov. 15 at USC...had a season-high 15 kills Oct. 24 at Washington...had 11 kills and 14 digs Oct. 17 versus UCLA...recorded 14 kills with a .400 hitting percentage and a team-high 15 digs Oct. 11 versus Stanford...had 13 kills Oct. 8 versus Santa Clara...had a career-high four service aces Sept. 25 versus Washington State...had 12 kills Sept. 18 at Oregon...had three service aces Sept. 6 at Colorado State...had a season-high 15 digs Sept. 6 versus CS Northridge.

Career HighsKills: 24 vs. Washington, 10/17/02Attempts: 59 vs. Washington, 10/17/02Service Aces: 4 vs. Washington State, 9/25/03Digs: 23 at Washington, 11/16/02Block Solos: 1 vs. 11 teamsBlock Assists: 7 vs. Hofstra, 8/30/03Total Blocks: 7 vs. Hofstra, 8/30/03

BROWN'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2002 32 119 340 174 924 .180 23 8 365 7 46 532003 29 103 233 91 579 .245 60 17 246 5 64 69TOTAL 61 222 573 265 1503 .205 83 25 611 12 110 122

2	Samantha Carter5-11 - FreshmanSetter - HSApopka, FL (Bishop Moore High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Was named to the 2003 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...has tallied 1402 assists (second-most single-season assists in Cal history), 227 digs and 19 service aces...is second in the Pac-10 in assists per game (13.23)...had 66 assists, a team-high 12 digs and a career-high eight block assists Nov. 29 at Long Beach State...had a team-high 11 digs Nov. 28 versus Texas Christian...had a career-high 13 digs Oct. 18 versus USC...had a career-high 70 assists Oct. 11 versus Stanford...tallied 65 assists and 12 digs Oct. 8 versus Santa Clara...had a career-high seven kills Oct. 3 at Arizona State...had 67 assists Sept. 26 versus Washington...was a member of the Golden Bear Invitational All-Tournament Team with 110 assists in the three matches...had a career-high five service aces Aug. 31 at UC Irvine.

Career HighsKills: 7 at Arizona State, 10/3/03Attempts: 11 at Arizona State, 10/3/03Assists: 70 vs. Stanford, 10/11/03Service Aces: 5 at UC Irvine, 8/31/03Digs: 13 vs. USC, 10/18/03Block Solos: 1 vs. eight teamsBlock Assists: 8 at Long Beach State, 11/29/03Total Blocks: 8 at Long Beach State, 11/29/03

CARTER'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2003 29 106 59 27 158 .203 1402 19 227 8 51 59

3	Lisa Collette6-2 - SeniorOutside Hitter - 3VIdaho Falls, ID (Idaho Falls High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Has seen action in 10 matches and 15 games this season...played in two games and recorded two kills and two digs Oct. 31 versus Arizona...had two kills with no errors in two attempts Sept. 11 versus New Hampshire...saw action in three games Sept. 6 at Colorado State, tallying a service and two digs.

Career HighsKills: 10 at UCLA, 11/2/02Attempts: 31 at UCLA, 11/2/02Service Aces: 1 vs. four teamsDigs: 3 vs. three teamsBlock Solos: 1 vs. three teamsBlock Assists: 2 vs. Minnesota, 9/2/00Total Blocks: 2 vs. two teams

COLLETTE'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2000 9 13 2 7 20 -.250 0 0 1 2 4 62001 8 12 11 8 52 .058 0 1 8 0 0 02002 13 22 32 20 120 .100 1 2 10 1 2 32003 10 15 8 4 30 .133 0 1 7 0 2 2TOTAL 40 62 53 39 222 .063 1 4 26 3 8 11

1	Jillian Davis5-9 - FreshmanDefensive Specialist - HSLa Canada, CA (Sacred Heart Academy)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Was named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman...as a true freshman has started every match as the Bears' libero and leads the team with 361 digs (fifth in Pac-10, 3.41 dpg)...had a team-high 17 digs Nov. 14 at UCLA...had a career-high 28 digs Nov. 7 at Stanford...had 17 digs Nov. 1 versus Arizona State...had 16 digs Oct. 23 at Washington State...recorded 23 digs Oct. 17 versus UCLA and 18 digs Oct. 18 versus USC...had 14 digs Oct. 11 versus Stanford...recorded 15 digs Sept. 19 at Oregon State...had 26 digs Sept. 18 at Oregon.

Career HighsKills: 2 at Oregon, 9/18/03; vs. USC, 10/18/03Attempts: 3 at Oregon, 9/18/03Service Aces: 0Digs: 28 at Stanford, 11/7/03Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 0Total Blocks: 0

DAVIS' Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2003 29 106 7 1 10 .600 19 0 361 0 0 0

20	Heather Diers6-2 - SeniorMiddle Hitter - 3VShingle Springs, CA (Oak Ridge High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Has played in nine games in eight matches this season...recorded a kill and a block assist Nov. 28 versus Texas Christian...had three kills with no errors in four attempts and a season-high three block assists Nov. 21 versus Oregon...had two kills in two attempts and a block assist Nov. 20 versus Oregon State...had a block assist Oct. 31 versus Arizona...finished with two kills with no errors in three attempts, and added a block assist Sept. 12 versus Nevada.

Career HighsKills: 12 at Oregon State, 9/16/00Attempts: 27 vs. Arizona State, 11/25/01Service Aces: 0Digs: 4 vs. Arizona State, 11/25/01Block Solos: 2 vs. three teamsBlock Assists: 10 at Saint Mary's, 10/22/02Total Blocks: 11 at Saint Mary's, 10/22/02

DIERS' Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2000 25 75 75 26 171 .287 3 0 12 11 57 682001 18 45 49 18 132 .235 0 0 13 3 24 272002 25 49 38 20 92 .196 2 0 2 6 34 402003 8 9 8 2 13 .462 0 0 0 0 7 7TOTAL76 178 170 66 408 .255 5 0 27 20 122 142

5	Amanda Fox6-3 - FreshmanOutside Hitter - HSForestville, CA (El Molino High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Was honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman...has seen action in all of the Bears' 29 matches, recording 108 kills, 10 service aces, 140 digs and 32 total blocks...recorded a career-high 14 kills and 43 kill attempts Nov. 14 at UCLA...had a career-high 14 kills and six block assists Nov. 7 at Stanford...had 11 kills with a .360 hitting percentage Oct. 24 at Washington...finished with nine kills and 11 digs Oct. 23 at Washington State...had 11 kills Oct. 18 versus USC and a career-high 12 digs Oct. 17 versus UCLA...had six kills with no errors in eight attempts for a .750 hitting percentage Sept. 6 at Colorado State.

Career HighsKills: 14 at Stanford, 11/7/03; at UCLA, 11/14/03Attempts: 43 at UCLA, 11/14/03Service Aces: 3 at Washington State, 10/23/03Digs: 12 vs. UCLA, 10/17/03Block Solos: 1 vs. three teamsBlock Assists: 6 at Stanford, 11/7/03Total Blocks: 6 at Stanford, 11/7/03

FOX'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT SA DIG BS BA TB2003 29 97 108 47 337 .181 11 140 3 29 32

17	Astrid Gonzalez5-9 - JuniorSetter - 2VDuarte, CA (Alverno High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Has recorded 60 assists in eight matches...also has five kills with no errors in 11 attempts for a .455 hitting percentage...had a season-high 15 assists with a career-high two block assists Nov. 15 at USC...had 10 assists in two games Sept. 6 at Colorado State...recorded 14 assists in one game with a career-high two block assists Sept. 6 versus CS Northridge.

Career HighsKills: 9 vs. two teamsAttempts: 36 at Connecticut, 9/2/01Assists: 25 vs. Oregon, 10/26/02Service Aces: 3 vs. three teamsDigs: 17 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31/01Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 2 vs. CS Northridge, 9/6/03; at USC, 11/15/03Total Blocks: 2 vs. CS Northridge, 9/6/03; at USC, 11/15/03

GONZALEZ'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2001 27 89 33 26 113 .062 124 11 151 0 1 12002 9 18 4 2 21 .095 88 1 21 0 1 12003 8 10 5 0 11 .455 60 0 8 0 4 4TOTAL44 117 42 28 145 .097 272 12 180 0 6 6

22	Jenna Grigsby5-10 - SeniorDefensive Specialist - 3VPacific Palisades, CA (Brentwood HS)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Has seen action in 17 matches and 35 games...recorded two service aces and four digs in three games Nov. 21 versus Oregon...played in three games Nov. 14 at UCLA with a service ace and two digs...played in four games and had a service ace Oct. 23 at Washington State...recorded three digs in two games Sept. 25 versus Washington State...had a season-high six digs Sept. 11 versus New Hampshire.

Career HighsKills: 3 vs. Arizona State, 10/28/00Attempts: 4 vs. two teamsService Aces: 2 vs. four teamsDigs: 12 vs. two teamsBlock Solos: 0Block Assists: 0Total Blocks: 0

GRIGSBY'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2000 11 28 5 1 13 .308 5 6 46 0 0 02001 20 45 3 1 21 .095 5 4 60 0 0 02002 31 102 1 0 5 .200 2 5 100 0 0 02003 17 35 0 0 2 .000 3 4 19 0 0 0TOTAL 79 210 9 2 41 .171 15 19 225 0 0 0

10	Mia Jerkov6-3 - JuniorOutside Hitter - 2VSplit, Croatia (High School of Language-Pula)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Was named first team All-Pac-10 for the second year in-a-row...tallied 33 kills with a team-high 11 digs Nov. 29 at Long Beach State...it was the 12th 30-kill match of her career...had a team-high 16 kills and four service aces Nov. 28 versus Texas Christian...recorded 32 kills Nov. 20 versus Oregon State...was named Oct. 27 Pac-10 Player of the Week after combining for 52 kills, 34 digs and four service aces at Washington State and Washington...led the Bears with 24 kills Oct. 17 versus UCLA and had a team-high 27 kills, four service aces and 20 digs Oct. 18 versus USC...was named both the AVCA National and Pac-10 Oct. 13 Player of the Week after recording 31 kills with four service aces Oct. 11 versus Stanford, and 34 kills with 18 digs Oct. 8 vs. Santa Clara...led team with 22 kills and 18 digs Oct. 3 at Arizona State...was the Sept. 29 Pac-10 Player of the Week after recording 43 kills and 20 digs against Washington State and Washington...had 30 kills Sept. 26 versus Washington...recorded 23 kills against both Oregon State and Oregon Sept. 18 and 19...was MVP of both the Colorado State Coors Classic and Golden Bear Invitational - her fifth consecutive tournament MVP honor, carrying over from 2002...is hitting .276 and leads the team with a school-record 610 single-season kills, 689.5 points, and is second with 341 digs...is first in the Pac-10 in kills per game (5.75), first in points per game (6.50), third in service aces per game (.49) and eighth in digs per game (3.22)...has led the Bears in kills in 26 of 29 matches...was the Sept. 8 Pac-10 Player of the Week...tallied 51 kills and 32 digs during the Golden Bear Invitational...led the Bears with 68 kills and 30 digs at the Coors Classic, hitting .384 for the tournament...had 30 kills and a team-high 18 digs Sept. 6 versus CS Northridge...had four service aces Aug. 31 at UC Irvine...is Cal's school record holder for kills in a match (39, Oct. 17, 2002 vs. Washington)...is a member of the Croatian National Team and is Cal's first All-American volleyball player since 1983.

Career HighsKills: 39 vs. Washington, 10/17/02Attempts: 91 vs. Stanford, 11/22/02Service Aces: 7 vs. Northern Arizona, 8/30/02Digs: 26 vs. two teamsBlock Solos: 2 vs. Nevada, 9/12/03; at Long Beach State, 11/29/03Block Assists: 5 at Oregon State, 9/28/02Total Blocks: 5 at Oregon State, 9/28/02

JERKOV'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2001 10 33 111 45 344 .192 10 14 88 3 3 62002 27 98 578 233 1400 .246 14 33 345 10 28 382003 29 106 610 211 1446 .276 24 52 341 8 39 47TOTAL 66 237 1299 489 3190 .254 48 99 774 21 70 91

9	Alexis Kollias5-7 - SophomoreDefensive Specialist - 1VCastro Valley, CA (Castro Valley High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Had a kill Nov. 21 versus Oregon...recorded four digs in one game Sept. 12 versus Nevada.

Career HighsKills: 0Attempts: 2 vs. two teamsService Aces: 0Digs: 10 vs. two teamsBlock Solos: 0Block Assists: 0Total Blocks: 0

KOLLIAS' Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2002 29 92 0 0 5 .000 9 0 108 0 0 02003 2 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 4 0 0 0TOTAL 31 94 1 0 6 .167 9 0 112 0 0 0

11	Camille Leffall6-0 - JuniorMiddle Hitter - 2VUpland, CA (Upland High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Was honorable mention All-Pac-10...leads Cal in hitting percentage (.345, seventh in the Pac-10) and total blocks (116), and is second in points (316.5)...is seventh in the conference in blocks per game (1.13)...had seven block assists Nov. 7 at Stanford...had 13 kills and career-high three solo blocks Nov. 1 versus Arizona State...had a career-high 30 kill attempts Oct. 24 at Washington...had a career-high 15 kills Oct. 18 versus USC...had 14 kills Oct. 8 versus Santa Clara...at Arizona State and Arizona Oct. 3-4, hit a combined .525 (23 kills, two errors, 40 attempts)...had 14 kills Oct. 23 at Arizona State...hit .579 (11 kills, no errors, 19 attempts) Sept. 26 versus Washington...hit .429 (eight kills, two errors, 14 attempts) with seven total blocks Sept. 19 at Oregon State...hit .818 (nine kills, no errors, 11 attempts) Sept. 13 versus Cal Poly...finished The Golden Bear Invitational with a .563 hitting percentage (19 kills, one error, 32 attempts)...was a member of the Sept. 5-6 Colorado State Coors Classic All-Tournament team with 29 kills, 14 block assists and a .412 hitting percentage in three matches...had a career-high three service aces Aug. 31 at UC Irvine...had a career-high 10 block assists Aug. 30 versus Hofstra...was a member of the 2001 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and established a school record with a .381 single-season hitting percentage...is the school record-holder with a .354 career hitting percentage.

Career HighsKills: 15 vs. Arizona State, 11/25/01; USC, 10/18/03Attempts: 30 at Washington, 10/24/03Service Aces: 3 at UC Irvine, 8/31/03Digs: 4 at UCLA, 11/14/03Block Solos: 3 vs. three teamsBlock Assists: 10 vs. Hofstra, 8/30/03Total Blocks: 11 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23/01

LEFFALL'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2001 28 92 163 44 312 .381 8 0 23 17 71 882002 31 113 253 71 525 .347 11 1 31 9 99 1082003 29 103 248 67 525 .345 3 6 27 9 107 116TOTAL 88 308 664 182 1362 .354 22 7 81 35 277 312

14	Natasha Nguyen6-0 - SophomoreMiddle Hitter/Outside Hitter - TREl Segundo, CA (Georgetown)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Has seen action in 22 matches and 64 games...played in five games and had two service aces Oct. 8 versus Santa Clara...had two service aces Sept. 25 versus Washington State...recorded two service aces, two digs and a block assist Sept. 12 versus Nevada...had a season-high six digs Sept. 6 versus CS Northridge.

Career HighsKills: 1 vs. three teamsAttempts: 4 vs. Nevada, 9/12/03Service Aces: 2 vs. three teamsDigs: 6 vs. CS Northridge, 9/6/03Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 1 vs. Nevada, 9/12/03Total Blocks: 1 vs. Nevada, 9/12/03

NGUYEN'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT SA DIG BS BA TB2003 22 64 3 1 9 .222 11 19 0 1 1

4	Alicia Powers6-1 - SophomoreMiddle Hitter - 1VClayton, CA (Carondelet High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Is hitting .291 with 21 service aces, 152 digs and 109 total blocks...recorded a career-high 10 block assists Nov. 29 at Long Beach State...had a career-high 17 kills Nov. 20 versus Oregon State...had 10 kills Nov. 7 at Stanford...had 10 kills and seven total blocks Nov. 1 versus Arizona State...had 14 kills Oct. 23 at Washington State...had 14 digs and nine block assists Oct. 17 versus UCLA...had nine kills with a .389 hitting percentage Oct. 8 versus Santa Clara...hit .375 (eight kills, two errors, 16 attempts) Oct. 4 at Arizona...hit .692 with nine kills Sept. 25 versus Washington State...had a .800 hitting percentage with nine kills and one error in 10 attempts Sept. 13 versus Cal Poly...has started every match of her Cal career...was named 2003 honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

Career HighsKills: 17 vs. Oregon State, 11/20/03Attempts: 29 at Washington State, 10/23/03Service Aces: 3 vs. Northern Arizona, 8/30/02Digs: 22 at Washington, 11/16/02Block Solos: 2 at USC, 11/15/03Block Assists: 10 at Long Beach State, 11/29/03Total Blocks: 10 at Long Beach State, 11/29/03

POWERS' Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2002 32 120 113 63 336 .149 30 28 323 7 75 822003 29 106 191 62 444 .291 19 21 152 9 100 109TOTAL 61 226 304 125 780 .229 49 49 475 16 175 191

13	Natalie Smart6-2 - FreshmanMiddle Hitter - HSLas Vegas, NV (Durango High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Has played in eight matches and 11 games...had four kills with one error in six attempts Nov. 28 versus Texas Christian...had a career-high two block assists Oct. 24 at Washington...recorded three kills Oct. 23 at Washington State...had a career-high five kills with no errors in five attempts Oct. 17 versus UCLA.

Career HighsKills: 5 vs. UCLA, 10/17/03Attempts: 8 at Washington State, 10/23/03Service Aces: 0Digs: 1 vs. Arizona, 10/31/03Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 2 at Washington, 10/24/03Total Blocks: 2 at Washington, 10/24/03

SMART'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT SA DIG BS BA TB2003 8 11 14 5 25 .360 0 1 0 6 6

12	Ashleigh Turner5-11 - SeniorDefensive Specialist - 3VManhattan Beach, CA (Mira Costa HS)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Has played in 19 matches and 63 games...tallied 11 digs Nov. 20 versus Oregon State...recorded 13 digs Oct. 24 at Washington...tallied two service aces Oct. 23 at Washington State...had a career-high 17 digs Oct. 18 versus USC...had seven digs Oct. 8 versus Santa Clara.

Career HighsKills: 8 at San Francisco, 11/20/01Attempts: 33 vs. Arizona State, 11/25/01Service Aces: 4 vs. Oregon, 11/17/00Digs: 17 vs. USC, 10/18/03Block Solos: 1 vs. two teamsBlock Assists: 2 vs. six teamsTotal Blocks: 3 vs. William & Mary, 10/13/00

TURNER'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2000 28 98 36 32 141 .028 11 31 173 2 13 152001 27 91 19 12 88 .080 13 20 222 0 3 32002 22 88 1 3 20 -.100 6 10 94 0 0 02003 19 63 1 2 19 -.053 4 3 87 0 0 0TOTAL 96 340 57 49 268 .030 34 64 576 2 16 18

8	Jessica 'Tess' Zatica6-0 - SeniorOutside Hitter - 3VHomedale, ID (Homedale High School)

CALIFORNIA 2003: Has competed in 14 matches and 18 games...had a season-high eight kills with no errors in 19 attempts (.421) and three block assists Nov. 21 versus Oregon...had three kills in six attempts Oct. 31 versus Arizona...had three kills and two digs Oct. 18 versus USC...recorded a block solo Sept. 13 versus Cal Poly...had four kills with no errors in four attempts, and a season-high five digs Sept. 5 versus Seton Hall.

Career HighsKills: 14 at Santa Clara, 11/19/02Attempts: 33 at Santa Clara, 11/19/02Service Aces: 3 vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/7/01Digs: 15 vs. UCLA, 11/8/01Block Solos: 2 at Oregon State, 9/16/00Block Assists: 7 at Nevada, 9/1/00Total Blocks: 8 at Nevada, 9/1/00

ZATICA'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2000 18 36 20 6 56 .250 3 0 13 5 37 422001 17 43 58 38 206 .097 6 5 77 2 10 122002 19 34 37 25 159 .075 6 1 40 0 7 72003 14 18 24 5 57 .333 3 0 16 1 5 6TOTAL 68 131 139 74 478 .136 18 6 146 8 59 67

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